Top News   September 29, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A Common-Sense Guide to Maximizing Flood Recovery
A flood caused by an act of negligence, even if the negligence only exacerbated the flooding, may present a recovery opportunity. Read about how to identify the real cause of flooding and handle subrogation claims proficiently here.

Hartford Settlement Approved for $72.5 Million
Putting an end to about five years of litigation, a federal judge in Connecticut has given her final approval of a multi-million-dollar settlement involving The Hartford Financial Services Group. The suit was brought against the group by more than 21,600 people. Learn more about the allegations and settlement terms here.

Web Seminar Tackles Automotive Claim Trends
Tune in next week to hear from two industry analysts about the link between claim management practices and customer satisfaction. Claims Magazine will be hosting a webinar on Oct. 5th with information about auto claim trends, consumer purchase data, and more. Click here to register and get additional details.

Tweet Suite Digest — September 29, 2010
Claims Magazine is twittering every day about breaking news and timely topics, not to mention keeping readers up to date on the latest postings to What can Twitter do for you? Click to find out.

Fraud of the Week: Value Meal with a Side of Fraud
A New England woman has gone from food court to court room after making false claims against fast-food retailer. Read more

Claims IQ

Each week we test readers on their claim knowledge. This week's question is:

I.I.I. reports that water damage claims are only the second most frequent claim made on homeowners' policies. What is the first most frequent?

A. Fire, lightening, and debris removal
B. Wind and hail
C. Credit cards and misc.
D. Theft

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

Prior to Colorado's recent wildfires, this western fire season was listed as the state's most expensive.

A. 1910
B. 1935
C. 1978
D. 2002

In the strongest showing in months, 72 percent of you answered last week's trivia correctly. The estimated cost of the 2002 Colorado wildfire season was a whopping $70.3 million in insured losses ($83.8 million in 2009 dollars). The recent flooding due to heavy rains has us thinking about water damage claims. Try your hand at this week's question to see if you can keep the momentum going!

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 7%
B. 5%
C. 16%
D. 72%

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